Noel Bouche's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Noel Bouche's Bookshelf
Noel Bouche's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Noel Bouche

President

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
by Eric Metaxas
WHY I LIKE IT
A picture of the cost of discipleship. What happened will happen again. Have we counted the cost?
The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War
The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War
by Martin Gilbert
WHY I LIKE IT
Poignant, powerful, sobering book chronicling the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and the tragic, senseless loss of so many promising lives.
Sort Of Revolution
Sort Of Revolution
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Bursting at the seams with energy and expectation. “Mmmmmm, come so far...we’ll organize, a sort of revolution.”
The Father's Heart
The Father's Heart
 
WHY I LIKE IT
What can I say? It captures the Father’s heart, without lyrics. Put it on repeat, and let the Spirit speak to you.
Sweet Land - A Love Story
Sweet Land - A Love Story
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Beautiful story of love, prejudice, fidelity, family, immigration, community, greed, progress, and sacrifice. Incredible commentary on modern American society through the lens of a Norwegian community in Minnesota in the 1910’s.

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
by Jim Collins
WHY I LIKE IT
Essential reading for anyone leading a team or organization.
Leading with a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness
Leading with a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness
by Dan B. Allender
WHY I LIKE IT
Must read for anyone in a leadership role. Gave me permission to acknowledge my weaknesses, and sometimes lead with them.
The Pursuit of God (The Definitive Classic)
The Pursuit of God (The Definitive Classic)
by A. W. Tozer
WHY I LIKE IT
A call to the deeper life by one of the prophetic voices of the twentieth century.
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
by Wayne Grudem
WHY I LIKE IT
Phenomenal resource. I turn to it regularly.
My Utmost for His Highest: Quality Paperback Edition
My Utmost for His Highest: Quality Paperback Edition
by Oswald Chambers
WHY I LIKE IT
This daily devotional has been my constant companion for over fifteen years. Year after year, the Holy Spirit speaks into my life, right where I’m at, seemingly every day.
The Practice Of The Presence Of God
The Practice Of The Presence Of God
by Brother Lawrence
WHY I LIKE IT
A record of the simple, powerful faith lived out and modeled for us, in the everyday items of life, by a seventeenth-century French monk.
Brave New World
Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
WHY I LIKE IT
A frightening, dystopian vision of a tech-driven, consumerist, sexualized society. Sound familiar? So many insights to the foundational principles of our contemporary culture, and when read side-by-side the Scriptures, can help inform us as to how we need to live out the gospel in these days.
The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition
The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition
by J.R.R. Tolkien
WHY I LIKE IT
Don’t watch the movies. Read the book, and recognize that this isn’t a book of fantasy...it’s a book of wisdom
King of Fools
King of Fools
 
WHY I LIKE IT
The track "August 30th" has always been one of my favorites. Strong, intimate, transparent, abiding. Good for both worshippin' and chillin'.
Ben-Hur: 50th Anniversary Edition
Ben-Hur: 50th Anniversary Edition
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Favorite. Movie. Ever.
Bella
Bella
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Beautiful story of death, loss, redemption, life, family, and hope. Plus, a great New York movie.
O Jerusalem
O Jerusalem
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Fantastic read on the ’48 war, the centuries that preceded it, and the people that lived, fought, suffered, died, and survived.
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
by Henri J. M. Nouwen
WHY I LIKE IT
Short book, clear message, powerful insight. Probably the most influential book I’ve read on Christian leadership, and it continues to shape me.